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Why I'm Tempted To Ditch The Vita And Grab A Wii U

Sony's portable has a huge amount of potential but now that it appears such potential won't be realized, it's tempting to go with another platform.

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JoGam1206d ago

Would never ditch my Vita. If anything, i'll just buy a Wii U.

ape0071206d ago

exactly, obvious clickbait is obvious

ShinMaster1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Exactly.

Is there a rule somewhere that says you can only have one or the other?

One is a handheld and the other a home console so it doesn't make that much sense.
I mean, if Mario Kart is all it takes, then might as well get a 3DS which is much better supported and cheaper and is also a handheld.

darthv721204d ago

I use both. Been playing sonic all star racing transformed on the vita and then playing things like metroid, punch out and nano assault on the wiiu gamepad.

off tv play is such a cool feature.

Sheikh Yerbouti1204d ago

Talking about off-TV...gaming on the porch or under the shade tree is only making me miss summer more...!

*sniffles*

FullmetalRoyale1204d ago

That's what I was going to say. Just buy both. As a matter of fact, PS4/Vita remote play let me know how much I actually wanted a Wii U. I'll likely get one during Black Friday.

Apparently Nintendo knew what they were doing all along with that touch pad.

Highlife1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Wish the game pad had a little more range. It should use wifi. would like to use the pad on a different floor.

Highlife1204d ago

At the disagree would you like it to have less range?

darthv721204d ago

there are some factors to consider about the range. I can actually use the game pad on the first floor of my house when the game room is on the second floor.

It happens to be that the couch in the family room is situated below that room so if measured out it is less than 20 ft. i have even been able to use the pad on the same floor but 3 rooms away which measures out to less than 30ft.

other factors to consider is if there are things in the house that can play havoc with the wireless signal such as fluorescent lighting or microwave transmissions in the near by vicinity. Oh and if the walls have metal plates in them which will obstruct the signals ability to pass through cleanly.

3-4-51204d ago

I have both....I've only really been playing Disgaea 4 on my Vita, as not much else appeals to me for it, outside of maybe another 2-3 games that I've already played.

I'm sticking with it though, I have a feeling it will get some great games late in it's cycle.

* Wii U, I haven't played in a bit, but I'm waiting for Smash Wii U, then.....that is what I'll be playing 90% of the time.

breakpad1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

why ditch a console which is still active and probably now starts its circle?? no reason at all ...when the new MOn HUn (which it is confirmed that the next one will be on a different platform other than Nintendo) will land on Vita (and probably PS4) then you will understand the true potential of the console

miyamoto1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Well Said!

LOL! @ PSExtreme

Mind you I just got me a PS Vita Slim Borderlands Bundle which FYI information is very, very, very, hard to acquire here in Canada. It was like finding a needle in a haystack!

And will be buying the PlayStation TV Lego Movie Bundle (the best bang-for-the-buck console launch bundle in the history of video games) on day one October 14, 2014.

And I can't wait to have my free Minecraft Cross Buy PS Vita version also coming this month.

We've only just begun. I tell you.
Brace yourselves, gamers!

This is the Second Wave of the PlaySaviour 4 Revolution!

stragomccloud1204d ago

Seriously! I love my Wii U and my Vita. It's so cool being able to play my old PS1 games on it too~

wonderfulmonkeyman1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Well said!
I myself don't actually like or want the Vita, but even I am not stupid enough to say that it doesn't have a few appealing games that would make it worth owning to some people.
It's my personal opinion, truthfully, that all the systems out right now have at least two decent games, if not more, that people should be playing.

Being a fan of games is better than being a fan of just a specific console.[though having a mainstay console for the sake of keeping costs down isn't a bad thing]

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rarity1206d ago (Edited 1206d ago )

So you're going to get rid of a handheld for a home console? That doesn't make much sense. wouldn't you switch a handheld for another handheld? This article has clickbait written all over it.

Anon19741204d ago

That was my thought. We're talking about two different devices here with two distinctly different purposes. You might as well say "Why I'm ditching oranges for apples."

CerealKiller1206d ago

Vita for Wii U? huh?
He says he hasn't owned a Nintendo console since SNES but all of a sudden he is "intrigued" by Mario Kart?

Torque_CS_Lewith1206d ago

It's very easy to be intrigued by something you have not owned or played before. I am sure you yourself are pretty intrigued by upcoming ps4 games that you've never tried before right?

Th4Freak1204d ago

Because it doesn't make any sense, why would you go for an inferior experience (at the moment) getting a Wii U when you can get the whole package with a 3DS?

This article is nothing but flamebait.

Concertoine1204d ago

I didn't get back into Nintendo consoles until i bought a 3ds, and then a wii u.

Sometimes its nice to go back to something from your childhood, or just to get a console that offers a totally unique experience compared to what else is there.

Reeze1204d ago

To be fair, I had never played Assassin's Creed before, but Black Flag interested me. You can be interested in an old game.

Torque_CS_Lewith1206d ago

Neither of them have great third-party AAA support but only one of them still enjoys triple AAA first party support.

superchiller1204d ago

Too bad there are almost no "triple AAA first party" games coming out for it for the foreseeable future. I'd much rather have a Vita than a Wii U anyway, that gamepad is nothing more than a gimmick, and the console itself is beyond weak.

marloc_x1204d ago

an ingenious or novel device, scheme, or stratagem, especially one designed to attract attention or increase appeal.

Does the touch pad on the back of the Vita count schiller?

Maybe not the "increase appeal" part if following sales is your thing..

Chrischi19881203d ago

Smash Bros, but whatever, fanboys dont know, whats going on, hate on stuff they dont even know if it is true or not, but yeah, Smash Bros aint in the foreseeable future, right?

And if the console is weak is no biggie, because the games need to be good, not the graphics. 8bit to 64bit games changed a lot in gaming, but if I play a game in 720p or 1080p, wont change the game itself, it will just look prettier. Consoles are not made for graphics, in 2 years all the ps4 fanboys will say this, when the PS4 is not even mediocre anymore, compared to a mediocre PC. Oh, but wait, when comparing PS4 with a PC, the games and not the visuals suddenly only count? But guess what, I take PC exclusives over any consoles ones, but Nintendos.

Concertoine1204d ago

The vita's main selling point to me is the indies. Wii U has a lot too, but the ability to play them on the go makes most indie purchases better bought on the vita.

But yeah, Sony's support of the platform is looking pretty thin for the forseeable future.

Spotie1204d ago

Call me when the Wii U syncs with my PS4, fits in my pocket, and is playable at work, on campus, or in the car.

Concertoine1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

If you're buying a console purely to connect with the ps4 than your market is pretty limited.